Education Minister Maszlee Malik’s remarks linking the continuation of the matriculation quota to unfair employment practices in the private sector with regard to the bumiputera is shocking, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy said.
“He is saying as long as the private sector, in other words, Chinese employers, are recruiting on the basis of knowledge of Mandarin, then the government will maintain the present matriculation quota.
“Firstly, I am shocked a minister of education is still entrapped in thinking along racial lines. What is the difference between him and Umno politicians?” Ramasamy added in a statement this morning.
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